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Policy Updates and Conversation with Vallejo Expanded Learning & Lead by Learning
Fireside Chat: May 30, 2024

Policy Updates and Conversation with Vallejo Expanded Learning & Lead by Learning

Join us for the 61st Fireside Chat!

 In this chat, Heather Williams from the California AfterSchool Network is joined by Michael Funk, Director of the Expanded Learning Division of the California Department of Education (EXLD). They provide updates on the Governor’s recently released May Revision of the budget for FY 24-25, and chat with Vallejo Expanded Learning and one of their partners Lead by Learning to learn more about their culture of supporting adult learners and building high-quality programs. Guests include:

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Budget Updates & Highlighting Partnerships to Support Expanded Learning
Fireside Chat: January 23, 2024

Budget Updates & Highlighting Partnerships to Support Expanded Learning

Join us for Fireside Chat #59!

In this chat, Heather Williams from the California AfterSchool Network is joined by Michael Funk, Director of the Expanded Learning Division of the California Department of Education (EXLD).

They provide updates on the Governor’s recently released, proposed budget for FY 24-25, and chat with district leaders across the state and one of their partners that support them to provide unique, high-quality opportunities for students, including:

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Interview with CA EXL Leadership Awardees #4
Fireside Chat: December 5, 2023

Interview with CA EXL Leadership Awardees #4

Join us for Fireside Chat #58!

In this chat, Heather Williams from the California AfterSchool Network is joined by Michael Funk, Director of the Expanded Learning Division of the California Department of Education (EXLD). This chat wraps up a series of chats with the 2023 California Expanded Learning Leadership Awardees who were recognized earlier this year during the annual Lights On Afterschool celebration. In this first inspirational chat, we are joined by:

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Interview with CA EXL Leadership Awardees #3
Fireside Chat: November 27, 2023

Interview with CA EXL Leadership Awardees #3

Join us for Fireside Chat #57!

In this chat, Heather Williams from the California AfterSchool Network is joined by Michael Funk, Director of the Expanded Learning Division of the California Department of Education (EXLD). This chat continues a series of chats with 2023 California Expanded Learning Leadership Awardees who were recognized earlier this year during the annual Lights On Afterschool celebration. In this first inspirational chat, we are joined by:

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Interview with CA EXL Leadership Awardees #2
Fireside Chat: November 16, 2023

Interview with CA EXL Leadership Awardees #2

Join us for Fireside Chat #56!

In this chat, Heather Williams from the California AfterSchool Network is joined by Michael Funk, Director of the Expanded Learning Division of the California Department of Education (EXLD). This chat continues a series of chats with 2023 California Expanded Learning Leadership Awardees who were recognized earlier this year during the annual Lights On Afterschool celebration. In this first inspirational chat, we are joined by:

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Interview with CA EXL Leadership Awardees #1
Fireside Chat: November 8, 2023

Interview with CA EXL Leadership Awardees #1

Join us for Fireside Chat #55!

In this chat, Heather Williams from the California AfterSchool Network is joined by Michael Funk, Director of the Expanded Learning Division of the California Department of Education (EXLD). This chat kicks off a series of chats with 2023 California Expanded Learning Leadership Awardees who were recognized earlier this year during the annual Lights On Afterschool celebration. In this first inspirational chat, we are joined by:

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Policy Updates & Interview with Fresno USD
Fireside Chat: Sept 14, 2023

Policy Updates & Interview with Fresno USD

Join us for Fireside Chat #54!

In this chat, Heather Williams from the California AfterSchool Network and Michael Funk, Director of the Expanded Learning Division of the California Department of Education (EXLD), cover a few key policy updates and are joined by special guests from Fresno Unified School District (FUSD) to discuss how they have been leveraging ELO-P dollars to partner with their community, ensuring all of their students have equitable access to high-quality Expanded Learning opportunities:

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Interview with CA EXL Leadership Awardees #3
Fireside Chat: December 13, 2022

Interview with CA EXL Leadership Awardees #3

Join us for Fireside Chat #49!

In this chat, Heather Williams from the California AfterSchool Network is joined by Michael Funk, Director of the Expanded Learning Division of the California Department of Education (EXLD). This chat continues a series of chats with California Expanded Learning Leadership Awardees who were recognized earlier this year during the annual Lights On Afterschool celebration. In this inspirational chat we are joined by:

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Interview with CA EXL Leadership Awardees #2
Fireside Chat: December 6, 2022

Interview with CA EXL Leadership Awardees #2

Join us for Fireside Chat #48!

In this chat, Heather Williams from the California AfterSchool Network is joined by Michael Funk, Director of the Expanded Learning Division of the California Department of Education (EXLD). This chat continues a series of chats with California Expanded Learning Leadership Awardees who were recognized earlier this year during the annual Lights On Afterschool celebration. In this inspirational chat we are joined by:

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Interview with CA EXL Leadership Awardees #1
Fireside Chat: November 29, 2022

Interview with CA EXL Leadership Awardees #1

Join us for Fireside Chat #47!

In this chat, Heather Williams from the California AfterSchool Network is joined by Michael Funk, Director of the Expanded Learning Division of the California Department of Education (EXLD). This chat kicks off a series of chats with California Expanded Learning Leadership Awardees who were recognized earlier this year during the annual Lights On Afterschool celebration. In this first inspirational chat we are joined by:

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Complete the Power of Us Survey TODAY!
Deadline: December 31, 2022

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Time is running out to complete the Power of Us Survey! Please see the resources below with survey information and details, along with potential incentives to encourage folks to complete today! Use your voice and represent CA in a Nationwide survey to learn about the professionals and volunteers that support young people in all settings outside of the classroom.

Check out the resources below!

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Deadline Approaching for the Power of Us Survey!

Help make change in CA by using your voice in the Power of Us 2022 Workforce Survey!

Power of Us Survey logoMillions of professionals and volunteers work with young people every day in the many settings where youth play, learn, and grow outside of the school day. Yet, we have little collective information about this essential workforce. You can help change this!

Power of Us wants to know more about those who are still in the youth fields and those who left, so that they can explore, define, and elevate this collective workforce and their work with youth. The information from the Power of Us Workforce Survey can also lead to action, informing policy, practice, and further research to better support the workforce.

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ELO-P Interview with Region 1, Boys & Girls Clubs of Sonoma-Marin
Fireside Chat: July 25, 2022

ELO-P Interview with Region 1, Boys & Girls Clubs of Sonoma-Marin

Join us for our 44th Fireside Chat!

In this chat, Heather Williams from the California AfterSchool Network is joined by Michael Funk, Director of the Expanded Learning Division of the California Department of Education (EXLD) and two special guests from Region 1:

  • Melea Meyer, Region 1 STEAM Hub/ SSEL County Lead, Continuous Improvement: Innovation and Development
  • Michelle Edwards-Heery, Executive Vice President, Boys & Girls Clubs of Sonoma-Marin

This chat includes a quick update on the ELO-P apportionment rates for fiscal year 2022-23. We also dive into what LEA and CBO (community based organization) partnership can look like to support ELO-P implementation in a wide range of settings.